Torsnes and Sandnes, two small towns in Norway. Two basements. Johannes and Kristian. Both still living with their respective parents when they each discover computers don't only take you on teh endless interwebz but also make a rather interesting musical instrument: it's a bit of a rare occasion here at Poule d'Or headquarters, but we are super proud to host the exclusive premiere of Norwegian beat wizards Torkelsen and Violet Dream remixing each other for an upcoming release on Oslo's Sellout! Music.
Kristian Torkelsen has been covered here before and released a brilliant debut album on Sellout! in the meantime. His production is coming from a more uptempo, hip hop based background, while his companion Violet Dream is starting from the more ambient side of the spectrum.
Violet Dream is this young lad pictured on the left: Johannes, who started making music under this moniker a year ago: at the humble age of 15! Which is completely on its head! I'm pretty sure I played with Legos at that age and you couldn't be online AND make a phone call at the same time. From home that is. Amazing. His debut EP was out in June on, you know it, Sellout exclamation mark.
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